Judge His Life and See

If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not.  But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.  Therefore they sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand.

John 10:37-39

After the Jews asked Jesus to tell them plainly if He was the Christ, He told them plainly that He was the Christ.  This made them want to stone Him.

So He gave them these words: “If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not.  But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe…”

That is a powerful statement.  He told these people to look at His life and see what He had done and was doing.  He told them to judge His works.  He knew that He had always done the will of His Father.  He knew that He had always done the works that His Father had sent Him to do.  He was perfectly fine with people looking at His life with a magnifying glass to see that He was indeed the person He said He was.  In fact, He encouraged people to scrutinize His life.  “Believe the works…”

Could we say that today?  Obviously none of us are perfect like Jesus.  Obviously, we all have faults and flaws.  But could we tell people to look closely at our lives?  Would be want to tell people that?  Would people be able to easily see the works of our Father in our lives?  Or would we be ashamed to have people scrutinize our lives?  That is a tough and convicting question.  What is the answer today?

2 responses to this post.

  1. Follow me as I follow Christ.

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